A sport for ALL dogs!!!
Believe it or not, this is a sport where size doesn't always matter! Any dog can learn the sport of weight-pull - from the tiniest of chihuahuas to the most powerful mastiffs - all while having a great time. Weight-pull is an excellent way to exercise your dog and competing can be a lot of fun, too.
As in all of our classes, we use positive reinforcement in the form of food, praise & toys to motivate and reward the dogs as they have 60 seconds to pull a cart 16 feet down the 'chute'. No dog is ever 'forced' to pull - it's up to them, either they like it (and we think they will) or they choose not to and we help them along to ensure all dogs feel a sense of accomplishment and success!
Concerned about your dog learning to pull on the lead? Don't worry; we understand that you've worked hard on those loose-leash walking skills, so we'll address how teaching a dog to pull on command does not translate to pulling you down the sidewalk!
All of our classes and events are open to spectators!
Join us for our next Fun Pull to give the game a try! We offer several of these non-sanctioned, casual, fun events each year, offering both a 'Novice' pull for those without experience (includes instructional piece) and a 'Competitive' pull for those who have had prior experience. We have various sized harnesses on hand to use, including pint-sized and big dog ones! Fun Pulls are posted on our EVENTS page!
Spectators are encouraged to attend!
If your dog has the energy and needs a little job on the side, or if you just want to pull the kids around for fun, this is a sport for you!
Come learn about the challenging sport of Canine Weight Pull. Class will cover basics such as positive reinforcement training, endurance training, nutrition, competitive rules for different organizations, and demonstrate some practice pulls after lecture is finished.
Workshops are limited to 10 teams. Dogs that are able to settle quietly may be crated during lecture times (crating space will be available).
UPCOMING PULLS & EVENTS:
9/06/14 - WESTFIELD (I/O) WPULL WHEELS (AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER CLUB OF NEW ENGLAND) - 2 Day UKC Sanctioned Event!
10/18/14 - SACO, MAINE (I) WPULL WHEELS (UNITED DOG SPORTS OF NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND) - 1 Day UKC Sanctioned Event!
You are encouraged to have your dog thoroughly evaluated by your veterinarian prior to pulling any weight. Instructor(s) reserve the right to refuse any dog who shows signs of lameness, injury, fear or aggression. In some cases, Instructor will require a veterinarian issued health certificate.